Discover Benelux | Culture | Out & About
OUT & ABOUT There is so much more to December than just the race to get everything ready in time for Christmas. We have gathered a wide spectrum of cultural events all over the Benelux region and believe it or not – they all have nothing or very little to do with the holidays. From extravagant fairs to stunning performances there is something for everyone, before venturing back into the sparkling, snowy and mistletoe-covered streets of December. TEXT: STINE WANNEBO | PRESS PHOTOS | MAIN PHOTO: JANUS VAN DEN EIJNDEN
Belgian artist Milow in Luxembourg City Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, 1 December One of Europe’s most exciting talents is welcoming advent to Luxembourg this year. With a complex mixture of old-school soul, techno and acoustic pop he is best known for his single Ayo Technology from 2008, which topped the charts all over Europe when it first came out. Doing it all himself, he has released four albums and the latest, Silver Linings, came out this April. He will bring all his songs to Den Atelier. www.atelier.lu Russel Maliphant Company in Luxembourg Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, 2-3 December Acclaimed choreographer Russel Maliphant returns to the Grant Théâtre with
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his latest work titled Still Current. Prepare for an evening filled with energetic elegance and dedication as the dancers take you through the diverse styles of contemporary dance, ballet and martial arts. Joining Russel Maliphant on stage are Carys Staton, Dickson Mbi and Thomasin Gülgeç in a performance mainly constructed of duets and trios. A beautiful display of physical language to get you talking during these cold winter days. www.theatres.lu Art Antwerp Antwerp, Belgium, 5-12 December Antwerp is hosting an international art and design fair this month. Creators, collectors, art lovers, dealers and art & design experts will attend this eight-day exhibition that is much more than a regular art fair. Antwerp is already renowned for its mix of traditional art, modern art and culture
and the art fair will reflect this captivating merge of old and new. Dance performances, live art and classical music will also greet those who visit the Antwerp Expo during the event, as well as an opportunity to support the Belgian Cancer Foundation at the magnificent art auction at the end of the week. www.artantwerp.com The Illuminade Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 11 December – 4 January
Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.